The Two Thieves & The Devil (Single)

by The Two Thieves

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This single was recorded after a spiritual encounter in the basement of an old courthouse. Both songs recorded on an iPhone in the very same courthouse basement.

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released January 11, 2015

Songs performed by The Two Thieves.

"Death Letter" originally written by Son House.
"St. James Infirmary Blues" is a traditional folk song.

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The Two Thieves Bowling Green, Kentucky

Kyle and Jacob.
Making music people can't explain or categorize since June of 2014.

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Track Name: St. James Infirmary Blues
Well folks, I'm goin' down to St. James Infirmary
See my little baby there
She's stretched out on a long, white table
Well she looks so good, so cold, so fair

Let her go, let her go, God bless her
Wherever she may be
You may search this whole wide world over
But she'll never find another sweetheart like me, yeah

When I die bury me in my straight legged britches
In my leather shoes and a Stetson hat.
But a twenty dollar gold piece on my watch chain
So all the boys know I died standin' pat.

Then keep me six crap-shooting pallbearers
Let a chorus girl sing me a song
Put a red-hot jazz band, we raise
Hallelujah as we go along, well

Well folks, now that you have heard my story
Say boy, hand me another shot of that rye
And if anyone else should ask you
Just tell 'em I've got some of those St. James Infirmary blues
Track Name: Death Letter (Son House cover)
I got a letter this mornin, how do you reckon it read?
It said, "Hurry, hurry, yeah, your love is dead."
I got a letter this mornin, I say how do you reckon it read?
You know, it said, "Hurry, hurry, how come the gal you love is dead?"

So, I grabbed up my suitcase, and took off down the road.
When I got there she was layin on a coolin board.
I grabbed up my suitcase, and I said and I took off down the road.
I said, but when I got there she was already layin on a coolin board.

Well, I walked up right close, looked down in her face.
Said, the good ole gal got to lay here til the Judgement Day.
I walked up right close, and I said I looked down in her face.
I said the good ole gal, she got to lay here til the Judgement Day.

Looked like there was 10,000 people standin round the buryin ground.
I didn't know I loved her til they laid her down.
Looked like 10,000 were standin round the buryin ground.
You know I didn't know I loved her til they damn laid her down.

You know I didn't feel so bad, til the good ole sun went down.
I didn't have a soul to throw my arms around.
I didn't feel so bad, til the good ole sun went down.
I didn't have a soul to throw my arms around.

You know it's hard to love someone that don't love you.
Don't look like satisfaction and I don't care what you do.
You know it's so hard to love, somebody that don't love you.